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Historic Old Town

Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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The 13th century merchants' town is home to Europe's largest market square and offers numerous historical houses, palaces and churches with magnificent interiors, 14th century fortifications, ancient synagogues, Jagiellonian University and the Gothic cathedral where the kings of Poland were buried.
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“old town” (853 reviews)
“beautiful city” (205 reviews)
“the main square” (269 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rynek Glowny, Krakow 30-062, Poland
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Reviewed yesterday

very cute old part of the city, nice for a stroll. touristy, but nice. perhaps if i had done a tour i would've appreciated more knowing the history.

Thank nix34
Reviewed yesterday

Go for a stroll through old town, I highly recommend it. It has everything from small arts, and crafts to one of a kind artesian items. Ex my spouse saw these crazy 2 part earrings that we have not been able to see anywhere in...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to use as a base for exploring the rest of the old town. Lots of terrific architecture, restaurants and bars. Only problem now from when I was there 10 years ago is that you keep getting accosted to visit strip clubs and other...More

Thank RayL1892
Reviewed yesterday

This square is like most European squares I've visited. Just filled with charm, laughter, people and life.

Thank LilyMystic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are so many things to look at here.Great art work.Beautiful buildings and lovely shops and restaurants.

Thank Ruth-ann D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Old Town had great atmosphere and it took a long time to explore it all. Some lovely shops and restaurants.

Thank Irishflojo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place in the evening,lots of people to watch! This is where the action is! You will notice the marble seats, look for the ones that are heated!

Thank george d
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Wear good walking shoes as cobbled areas. Interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Street performers galore, so very buzzy and entertaining area.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 4 days ago

A gem of a medieval city which was spared bombing in WW11 . Take one of the free walking tours around the old town - the guides are extremely informative and passionate about their city. There's so much to see in a short break so...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although a lot smaller than Prague's old town, this one in Krakow similarly exudes old world charms like any old town you'll find in Europe. Lined with old churches, cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages, a market square, stunning architectures, and the Wawel castle at the edge...More

Thank gurufvg
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ashley m
19 September 2017|
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Response from Kim R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the prices vary from 100zl to 400zl, but we opted for the 200zl and were out for around 25 minutes, which we thought was enough. That was for 4 of us.
19 November 2016|
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Response from Rose001 | Reviewed this property |
The most comfortable way is to go by coach it's far better than going by yourself. The coach will have their own guide, which you need, and they are also good value. Many of the Hotels have details of good coach tour... More
22 July 2016|
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Response from Beauster | Reviewed this property |
A heavy winter coat or parka and snow boots will come in handy, with an average low of -5°C, very chilly, even for the winter months. The average high reaches 1°C , just above freezing but still cold if you’re spending any... More